Definition of corollary in English:
noun (plural corollaries)
1A proposition that follows from (and is often appended to) one already proved.
- For these angles, the contradiction used to prove the corollary does not arise.
- The fan theorem is, in fact, a corollary of the bar theorem; combined with the continuity principle, which is not classically valid, it yields the continuity theorem.
- As a corollary to this theorem Higman proved the existence of a universal finitely presented group containing every finitely presented group as a subgroup.
1.1A direct or natural consequence or result: the huge increases in unemployment were the corollary of expenditure cuts
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- One can say, there cannot be any second thought about the genuineness of their intention, which they consider a corollary to the remarkable quality and range of products showcased in the auditorium.
- The corollary to these figures is that many businesses have trouble recruiting staff with the right level of skills.
- This means that we, pedestrians, have as much of a right to the streets as the cars do (the corollary to this is that the cars occasionally come onto the sidewalks).
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1Forming a proposition that follows from one already proved.
- The British journal New Theatre Quarterly has even run a series of articles discussing the theatricality of the uncertainty principle and corollary axioms.
- In support of this proposition, three corollary arguments are presented.
1.1Associated or supplementary: the court did not answer a corollary question
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- A corollary question discussed by the committee was whether leadership development initiatives should be curricular or extracurricular in nature.
- In addition, there are several more specific corollary conclusions to the main finding.
- Her goal is to help women achieve healthy and long-lasting marriages, although the corollary implication is that women are responsible for failed relationships.
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